Coming Film Festival in Gibara Poor
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Culture and Traditions
- 04 / 12 / 2012
The X Festival of Poor Cinema will begin next week in Cuba where he will compete over 100 works from Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Spanish singer Luis Eduardo Aute and the Australian-Mexican filmmaker Michael Rowe will be on the jury charged with selecting the winners.
The event, which promotes a low-cost film and high artistic achievement, will come from its usual venue of the coastal city of Gibara, 700 miles west of Havana, to be projected in 25 rooms scattered throughout the country, including 17 to April 22, said its director, filmmaker Lester Hamlet, quoted by local media.
Of the works in competition, 38 are fiction, between long and short films, 31 documentaries, 11 scripts, four models and 30 experimental works carried out on video.
Among the feature films, the highlight of the festival, works from 11 countries are competing, hows "Gestation," Esteban Ramirez of Costa Rica, "The Vigil", the Peruvian Augusto Tamayo, and "good fairy, a fable Peronist" of Argentina María Luisa Casabe.
The meeting opened with a play out of competition, Rowe's debut, "Leap Year", winner of Camera d'Or at Cannes 2010, and during the session will also be shown "the animated", directed by Aute.
Filmmakers Ramiro Garcia (Argentina) and Rafael Solis (Cuba) will also be on the jury, along with Rowe and Aute.